Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Climatic change and preparedness of the country to combat adverse impact,18/11/2019
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Climatic change and preparedness of the country to combat adverse impact,18/11/2019. Thirty three States/Union Territories (UTs) have prepared their State Action Plan on Climate Change in line with NAPCC taking into account State’s/UT’s specific issues relating to climate change. Under the Paris Agreement, India has submitted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) with target to reduce the emissions intensity of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 33 to 35 % by 2030 from 2005 level, to achieve about 40% cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy resources by 2030, and to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tones of CO2eq through additional forest and tree cover by 2030. The Government is also implementing the scheme, ‘National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change’ to support adaptation measures of States/UTs in areas that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Due to India’s proactive and sustained actions, the emission intensity of India’s GDP has reduced by 21% over the period of 2005-2014.